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Upper Peninsula Writing Project (UPWP) records

Identifier: MSS-309

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the published works generated by the Upper Peninsula Writing Project from 1993 to 2009. There are three serial publications: "True North," "Yoopers: voices, visions, and verse," and "voices, visions, and verse" which are arranged within the individual series chronologically. The remaining publications represent the annual compilation of writings by participants in the UPWP workshops and are arranged chronologically.


  • 1993 - 2009


Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from MSS-309, Upper Peninsula Writing Project (UPWP) records, must be obtained from the University Archivist. The University Archivist may be reached by phone at 906-227-1225, or e-mail, The University Archivist may also be reached in Room 126 of the Learning Resource Center, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI.


The Upper Peninsula Writing Project (UPWP), a university-based organization of, by and for teachers of writing at all grade levels and in all disciplines, was established in 1978. It was then reorganized in 1996 on the campus of Northern Michigan University and serves as a site for the National Writing Project (NWP). The UPWP is committed to improving writing skills and learning in the nation's schools and provides instructional leadership along with professional development for teachers of writing. The UPWP has sponsored many writing camps, events, and institutes, such as the Annual UPWP Summer Insitutes, the 2008 UPWP Annual Retreat, and Marquette-Alger Young Authors. (The information in this note was compiled from information retrieved from the NMU UPWP website ( and materials contained within the collection.)


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This collection is arranged by publication where more than one issue exists and then these issues are arranged chronologically. Publications with a single issue are arranged chronologically.

Upper Peninsula Writing Project (UPWP) records
Glenda K. Ward
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Repository Details

Part of the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives Repository

Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette 49855 United States
906-227-1333 (Fax)


This collection guide includes collections from member organizations of UPLINK (the Upper Peninsula Digital Network) as well as the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives. UPLINK collections document the history of the Upper Peninsula broadly, while the Central UP & NMU Archives focuses on such topics as Northern Michigan University history, the local iron mining industry, and the politics, economics, religion, environment, and culture of the Central Upper Peninsula region.

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